Golfweek Names The Cliffs Among America’s Best Residential Courses

For the seventh consecutive year, we are thrilled to announce that five of The Cliffs courses have been recognized among the Top Residential Courses in America in Golfweek’s Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living and Great Escapes 2019.

View the full list and get to know these nationally-acclaimed courses below.


No. 40: The Cliffs at Mountain Park

Ranked number 40 on Golfweek’s list of America’s Top 100 Residential Courses, The Cliffs at Mountain Park is a links-style masterpiece designed by the International Ambassador of Golf himself, Gary Player.

This breathtaking course delicately folds into the topography of the land around it, winding along the banks of the North Saluda River with captivating Blue Ridge Mountain ridgelines as the backdrop. Native grasses — emblematic of Player’s passion for conservation — flank Zoysia fairways, Bermudagrass greens and nearly 15 acres of bunkering throughout this challenging, walkable course.

No. 46: The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards

Coming in just behind Mountain Park in Golfweek’s Top 100 Residential Courses is the course at The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards. With eight holes overlooking shimmering Lake Keowee and just about every teebox and green showcasing views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, this magnificent course takes full advantage of one of the most beautiful pieces of land in the world.

Designer Tom Fazio considers this among the best designs of his career.

No. 116: The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

Nestled just below the Blue Ridge Parkway, the front nine of The Cliffs at Walnut Cove wind across open fields that were once farmlands, the back nine through cascading streams and native woodlands of mountain laurel. This Jack Nicklaus Signature course was recognized by the PGA Tour as the only championship golf course to debut in tournament-ready conditions and has since consistently ranked among the top courses in North Carolina and across America.

No. 157: The Cliffs at Keowee Falls

Another Jack Nicklaus Signature course in The Cliffs repertoire, The Cliffs at Keowee Falls is named for Falls Creek, which winds its way through seven holes. This challenging course consists of 160-acres of undulating terrain with dramatic elevation changes, tree-lined fairways, streams, ponds and lengthy par 3s.

Unlike many other residential courses, nary a home is seen from the course.

No. 168: The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

A challenging and rewarding experience for golfers of all ages and skill levels, The Cliffs at Keowee Springs is on of Tom Fazio’s most scenic and uniquely designed courses.

Consisting of three six-hole stretches and a set of family tees, this approachable course is designed to play six or 12 holes when time is tight though experienced golfers should be prepared — the back tees are every bit the championship golf experience.



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